The Big Boo Cast, Episode 322

Melanie and I didn’t intend to sound like we’ve given up this week, but we do talk about the frustrating state of empty nest cooking as well as our ability to remember detailed song lyrics from the 80s while having absolutely no idea where the scissors are. Plus, Melanie shares about her weekend in College Station, and I may or may not recite a classic Amy Grant song like it’s a poem.

We also discuss what we’re looking for in the next fiction book we read (epic! sweeping! preferably in an air conditioned setting!), and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

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king cake

“Ain’t Goin’ Down ’til the Sun Comes Up”

“Saved by Love”

“The Gambler”

Melanie’s sequined skirt

Melanie’s denim skirt

Melanie’s fancy Fraulein boots

– I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Welcome to Wrexham on Hulu

Spare by Prince Harry

The Thursday Murder Club series

The Water Keeper series

Mike Wright commits to State

Aerie Beyond sweater

Cozy Up Everything pouch (these may be out of stock, but the matching tote bag is adorable too)

Living Proof Full shampoo

six-sided box cheese grater

New Balance 327s in light indigo

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 321

This week Melanie and I talk about how we’re navigating the lull between college football and college basketball season, and we discuss P’s newfound knowledge about face contouring and the Royal Family. Life comes at you fast.

I share about the writing progress I made over the weekend (will wonders never cease), Melanie has an update on her reading progress, and we also discuss some spring fashion trends that are on the way. Plus, it’s Mel’s turn for Five Favorites.

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Show Notes:

A&M vs. South Carolina in MBB

Melanie’s aesthetician, Niva

face contouring

Spare by Prince Harry

Hello, Molly by Molly Shannon

Helen in Birmingham

parachute pants that are tempting

shirt dress that’s a YES PLEASE

Banana Republic silk shirt dress

long shorts that are a no

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Jennifer Coolidge’s Golden Globes acceptance speech (there is a White Lotus spoiler in her speech – just FYI if you haven’t watched season two yet)

Mary Katherine Gallagher sketches from SNL

Helen Madden, Licensed Joyoligist sketches from SNL

PHYLIAN Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Ascot & Hart graphic pullover sweatshirt (and matching joggers)

Dr. Dennis Gross Blemish Solutions Clarifying Mask

Aerie Lowrise Pintuck Skater Pants

Wrangler men’s outdoor flex waist cargo pants

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 320

On this episode Melanie and I talk about the college football National Championship, and one thing we for sure agree on is that Nick Saban is a delight and a joy as a commentator. We share some details from our respective weekends, and we spend a good bit of time breaking down my unwavering affection for Amy Grant (I have been in my feels about AG ever since I watched the Kennedy Center Honors a couple of weeks ago).

Also, Melanie updates us on what she’s been reading, and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

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Big Boo 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

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Show Notes:

2023 College Football National Championship

David Pollack talking about Georgia’s dominance

“Of Grit and Glory”

The Highwomen honor Amy Grant

Bebe and Cece Winans honor Amy Grant

“Jehovah” by Amy Grant

“Open Arms” by Amy Grant

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

– The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

– Hello, Molly by Molly Shannon

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

About Fate on Amazon Prime

Cabot Triple Cream Vanilla Bean Greek yogurt

Away Bigger carry-on

Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter almonds

H&M shirt dress

Peepers Take A Bow readers

our Patreon Low-Level Goals episode

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 319

We recorded later than usual this week because I’ve been out of town, and we were moving through a series of New Year-adjacent recaps (the latest with the Shankles, State’s bowl game, the playoff games, a few I See Yous) when Melanie saw some breaking news about A&M’s new offensive coordinator. To paraphrase Ross Gellar, it was a bit of a pivot because Melanie needed to do some serious real-time processing. As you will hear.

No worries, however. Melanie rallies to share her Five Favorites, and in the most exciting development ever, I share a new pot roast recipe I hope to try.

The year is full of possibilities. :-)

Enjoy, y’all!

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Georgia / Ohio State game

Michigan / TCU

State / Illinois in the Reliaquest Bowl

Charley’s Steakhouse in Tampa

National Anthem at Reliaquest Bowl

Damar Hamlin

Scott Van Pelt and Ryan Clark

June’s Journey

A&M’s new offensive coordinator

pot roast recipe from TikTok

Lilo’s Salad

Bentoben phone case

oversized half zip pullover

Elevated craft cocktail shaker

Cheese Gal on Instagram

Trader Joe’s Super Seedy Cheese Snack Bites

Free People Summer Daydream buttondown

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 318

This week Melanie and I talk through a wrap-up of our Christmas festivities, and we even (unexpectedly) discuss some low-level goals for 2023. We also talk about our current writing frustrations, and I share about an exciting new habit I developed in 2022. Except that it’s not really exciting. But yay for new habits!

You can rest assured that we break down everything we’ve watched this past week – we have definitely put in some time in front of the television – and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Saltine Cracker Toffee

Hotel Emma

It’s a Wonderful Life

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Prois hunting clothes

Die Hard

Emily in Paris

Glass Onion

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Spirited

– Southwest gridlock

this month’s Patreon Q&A with Melanie’s document-o-supplements

Nutrafol

Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb masque with hyaluronic acid

Love Crunch dark chocolate peanut butter granola

Seychelles Stand Tall slip-ons

high rise fleece ankle jogger pants (the matching sweatshirt is adorable if you want a set)

Mike Leach-inspired STATE t-shirt

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 317

The kids are home this week, so naturally Melanie and I talk about that on this episode, along with our still-tentative Christmas cooking plans. We reflect on Mike Leach’s legacy in the college football coaching world, and we even get into an unexpected discussion about NIL and the transfer portal before I tell Mel about an exciting new (to us, at least) Cracker Barrel to-go option. We understand that this may create a bit of topic-related whiplash.

Also, I share about a TV show I binged with some authority this past weekend, and it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites.

Let’s continue to pray for the Leach family – as well as for the Mississippi State football team and coaches.

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Show Notes:

“Back Home Baller”

Violent Night

Mike Leach – 1961-2022

Dave Emerick’s Twitter

Zach Arnett

Reliaquest Bowl

Cracker Barrel’s delightful online ordering options

outdoor faucet covers (WINTER WEATHER ALERT) :-)

cheese enchildas recipe (from Southern Living)

The White Lotus season 2 (NOT FOR THE CHILDREN – and maybe not for some adults) on HBOMax

Emily in Paris season 3 on Netflix

Wednesday on Netflix

Harry & Meghan on Netflix

No Boundaries cozy men’s hoodie

Riddle Oil

Janet Hill puzzle

waffle joggers

ruched faux rabbit fur throw blanket

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